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The age of the democratic revolution : a political history of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Author: Robert Roswell Palmer; David Armitage
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014 2014
Series: Princeton classics
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Argues that the American, French, and Polish revolutions - and the movements for political change in Britain, Ireland, Holland, and elsewhere - were manifestations of similar political ideas, needs,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Roswell Palmer; David Armitage
ISBN: 9780691161280 0691161283 9781400850228 1400850223
OCLC Number: 968302047
Notes: Includes index
Description: 1 online resource (876 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: *Frontmatter, pg. i*CONTENTS, pg. vii*List of Maps, pg. xiii*Foreword, pg. xv*Preface to Part 1, pg. 3*I. The Age of the Democratic Revolution, pg. 5*II. Aristocracy about 1760: The Constituted Bodies, pg. 22*III. Aristocracy about 1760: Theory and Practice, pg. 42*IV. Clashes with Monarchy, pg. 64*V. A Clash with Democracy: Geneva and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, pg. 83*VI. The British Parliament between King and People, pg. 106*VII. The American Revolution: The Forces in Conflict, pg. 138*VIII. The American Revolution: The People as Constituent Power, pg. 159*IX. Europe and the American Revolution, pg. 177*X. Two Parliaments Escape Reform, pg. 214*XI. Democrats and Aristocrats-Dutch, Belgian, and Swiss, pg. 242*XII. The Limitations of Enlightened Despotism, pg. 280*XIII. The Lessons of Poland, pg. 307*XIV. The French Revolution: The Aristocratic Resurgence, pg. 326*XV. The French Revolution: The Explosion of 1789, pg. 347*Preface to Part 2, pg. 375*XVI. The Issues and the Adversaries, pg. 377*XVII. The Revolutionizing of the Revolution, pg. 400*XVIII. Liberation and Annexation: 1792-1793, pg. 424*XIX. The Survival of the Revolution in France, pg. 447*XX. Victories of the Counter-Revolution in Eastern Europe, pg. 473*XXI. The Batavian Republic, pg. 505*XXII. The French Directory: Mirage of the Moderates, pg. 530*XXIII. The French Directory between Extremes, pg. 544*XXIV. The Revolution Comes to Italy, pg. 568*XXV. The Cisalpine Republic, pg. 589*XXVI. 1798: The High Tide of Revolutionary Democracy, pg. 614*XXVII. The Republics at Rome and Naples, pg. 642*XXVIII. The Helvetic Republic, pg. 663*XXIX. Germany: The Revolution of the Mind, pg. 684*XXX. Britain: Republicanism and the Establishment, pg. 709*XXXI. America: Democracy Native and Imported, pg. 745*XXXII. Climax and Denouement, pg. 775*Appendixes I. References for the Quotations at Heads of Chapters, pg. 796*Appendixes II. Translations of Metrical Passages, pg. 798*Appendixes III. Excerpts from Certain Basic Legal Documents, pg. 801*Appendixes IV. The Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, and the French Declaration of Rights of 1789, pg. 811*Appendixes V. "Democratic" and "Bourgeois" Characteristics in the French Constitution of 1791: Property Qualifications in France, Britain, and America, pg. 815*Index, pg. 821
Series Title: Princeton classics


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